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Overview

Take a challenging trek to remote Chin State rich in wildlife, flora, nature, diverse ethnic tribes and culture. Learn, appreciate and respect the beliefs of the Chin people surrounding spiritual sites of totem poles and a stone cemetery. Meet the local villagers who practise the ritual of tattooing faces.  

Trip Highlights

Trekking Remoter Chin State

Hunter Waterfall

Take a challenging hike to discover Hunter Waterfall, nested deep in the forest of Chin State. 

Sacrificial posts of Chin tribes:

Learn the rituals of Chin tribes who believe in animism and how they practise it in their daily lives.

Homestay experience in Chin villages:

Live like the Chin villagers with homestay experiences and taste the local Chin liquor called Khaung Yay. 

Itinerary

1

Bagan – Mindat – Hpwi Village

Transfer to 8 mile point: up to 6 hours Trek up to 2 hours Difficulty: Easy

On arrival, begin the journey to Mindat. First, drive along Ayeyarwaddy River and sightsee at a morning market on the way. Then, cross the river via Anawyahtar Bridge driving in the dry zone before arriving at Kyaukhtu, a small administrative town.

Observe how sceneries change along the drive. Have a chance to take some pictures from stopovers during the drive.

Arrive at Mindat in the afternoon and tuck-in to a late lunch. Meet with the local team and continue on a short transfer to the starting point of the trek. Trek for two hours through the jungle to our night stop at a village called Hpwi.

Enjoy a home-cooked dinner prepared by local team and village host family.

Overnight at village house in Hpwi village. 

2

Hpwi – Hunter Waterfall – Htel Pan – Am Laung

Trekking up to 6 hours (include 2 hours for the waterfall) Difficulty: Medium

Wake up in the middle of nature! After breakfast pack up and take an hour long trek down to reach the bottom of Hunter Falls, a nature waterfall in the jungle. Get a chance and take a relaxing swim in the waterfall.

Continue on a short trek to Htel Pan Village where lunch will be served at a local’s home.  Then, proceed to Am Luang Village, our rest stop for the day.

Arrive at the village in the afternoon and relax. Dinner will be served by the village’s host family.

Overnight in Am Laung Village.

3

Am Laung – Kyar Ein Nu – Ma Dat

Trekking up to 7 hours Difficulty: Medium

After having a filling breakfast, say goodbye to the villagers and the beautiful Am Laung Village. Hike down to the river bridge and have some refreshments before climbing up the other side of the mountain to the village Kyar Ein Nu, where a tasty lunch will be served.

The afternoon hike gets us to our overnight village called Ma Dat, which is about a 3 hour long trek passing local villagers.

Relax on arrival and wait to see the menu for today’s dinner!

Overnight in Ma Dat village.

4

Ma Dat – Kyardo – Loute Pel – Bridge – Mindat

Trekking up to 4 hours Difficulty: Medium Transfer from Crake River to Mindat: up to 1 hour

Today is the last day of this trekking adventure and the most challenging one too. Trek downhill pass steep declines and get a chance to visit and rest at some local houses along the way. We will also see the Konjac plantation and the cultivation process.  

Arrive at the last village called Loute Pel to have lunch. It has been a terrific learning journey of different cultures and customs of the villages!

Take the final steps out of this valley to the ending point, Creek River. Enjoy the peaceful sound of the water before being transferred back to Mindat. Spend the afternoon at leisure, stroll around Mindat or rest until dinner time. .

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Mindat.

5

Mindat – Pakokku – Bagan

Transfer to Bagan: up to 5 hours

Take a short visit to the Mindat Market before leaving to Bagan. Say goodbye to this hilly Chin state and return to the dry zone. On the drive back, stop to capture amazing photos of the landscape.

Arrive in Bagan this afternoon and have a delicious lunch. 

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Vehicles: (based on local conditions and vehicle sizes available). Private air-con Hi Ace Van and 4WD where required
  • English speaking Station guide
  • 1 local assistant for trekking days
  • Porters (Clients are only asked to carry a day bag for personal items needed during the day)
  • Water
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Zone fees for Mountain Oasis
  • Accommodation as listed above with Twin/Double Sharing include breakfast (Local homestay or monastery with basic mattresses on the floor; all bedding provided)

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Bagan visit and zone fees
  • Private transfers
  • Tips
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.
  • Other languages speaking guide
  • Credit card and bank transfer fees

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